Who am I?
I was born and raised in rural New Jersey. I worked as a carpenter every summer until I left for college in Massachusetts. I continued working for many years as a carpenter on the old New England homes. I decided to become a teacher, and moved to South Korea where I taught for ten years. I have lived in HCMC for two years now, and I’m very happy. I love music and cooking and chess.
My Educational Philosophy:
I believe in empowering the learner with confidence through mastery and challenge. It is important for me to share the joy I find in learning with my students. I think risk and discovery are tremendous teachers in the classroom. I look forward to learning more each and every day as I progress through life. I feel lucky to have found such an exciting nuanced job like teaching.
My Priorities at the American School (TAS):
I have bolted my own outdoor rock climbing route on a cliff hanging over the sea.